The Tennessee Legislature has passed three new laws regarding expungement in 2017. Expungements allow destruction of public records regarding a criminal charge or conviction. In my previous blog post you can read frequently asked … [Read more...] about Tennessee Passes New Expungement Laws For 2017
We’ve now all heard about the Nashville Predators fan who was arrested for throwing a catfish on the ice during the Stanley Cup Finals game against the Penguins. Predators fans may be wondering whether the same act at a home game could land … [Read more...] about Can Throwing a Catfish Get You Arrested at a Nashville Predators Game?
Many people with a prior criminal record contact us with questions about having their record expunged, which is a legal procedure that removes a conviction from your record. Unfortunately, Tennessee laws put many restrictions on who can obtain … [Read more...] about FAQ: Expungement of Tennessee Convictions
We are proud to announce that the Nashville Business Journal has acknowledged our partner, David Raybin, in their 2016 Best of the Bar list for his achievements in “Litigation and Dispute.” Congratulations, David! Each year, Nashville … [Read more...] about David Raybin Deemed Best of the Bar by Nashville Business Journal
When young people are arrested the parents always say: “Mr. Raybin....my child is a good kid.” Please don’t call me up and say: “Mr. Raybin...he’s a good kid.” I’ll say, “Look, he is a kid that doesn’t understand consequences.” Where do … [Read more...] about How Not To Get Arrested: Self-Defense Techniques to Teach Your Children
"In the context of judicial proceedings, an attorney's First Amendment rights are not without limits. Although litigants and lawyers do not check their First Amendment rights at the courthouse door, those rights are often subordinated to other … [Read more...] about Meet the Press: Dealing with the Media in High Profile Cases
David Raybin drafted the July 29, 2015 letter which TACDL sent to the Chair and Members of the Governor's Task Force which will have its final meeting in Nashville on August 6, 2015. The Governor's Task Force is considering recommendations … [Read more...] about Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Letter to the Governor
Can you lose your gun rights in a divorce case? It is certainly possible. Persons subject to domestic relations civil injunctions or orders may lose their firearm rights even where the order says nothing about firearms. Whether the loss … [Read more...] about Stick to your Guns: Can You Lose Your Firearm Rights in a Divorce Case?
Letters relevant to punishment are allowed in sentencing hearings in state and federal court. Gathering letters of support is a good thing for your client’s family to do, but they often do not know how to go about it. Here is an example of … [Read more...] about Letters of Support in Criminal Sentencing Hearings
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held in favor of a man represented by attorney Ben Raybin, who argued that the State failed to follow proper procedure in seizing property. Tennessee's civil forfeiture statutes allow the State to obtain … [Read more...] about Ben Raybin’s Client Prevails in TN Supreme Court Case